Master of Spiritual Direction

Summary information

Course title

Master of Spiritual Direction

Postnominals

MSD

CRICOS code

096385F

Colleges

  • Jesuit College of Spirituality
  • Stirling Theological College
  • Whitley College

Overseas students

Yes

AQF level

Level 9 – Masters Degree

Study mode

  • On campus

Study load

  • Part-time
  • Full-time

Duration

Two years full-time or up to six years part-time.

Cost of study

The Master of Spiritual Direction requires completion of 12 standard postgraduate units. Fees for 2018 are $2,400 per unit or $14,400 for a full-time year (6 units).

Fees are subject to change from year to year. For more information about fees, please visit the Fees page.

Detailed information

What is this course about

The Master of Spiritual Direction enables students to acquire advanced knowledge of the theological and scriptural foundations of approaches to spiritual direction in the Christian tradition, and to apply this knowledge in professional practice.

Course learning outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Spiritual Direction:

  1. have advanced knowledge of the theological and spiritual foundations of approaches to spiritual direction in the Christian tradition, and of the relation of the discipline to broader theological studies
  2. have mastery of skills to reflect critically on giving guidance to an individual’s spiritual experience in the light of key themes, traditions and approaches in spirituality
  3. have communication and technical research skills to justify and interpret theoretical propositions and professional decisions about themes, traditions and approaches in spiritual direction
  4. apply knowledge of themes, traditions and approaches in spiritual direction with creativity and initiative to professional practice and for further learning
  5. apply relevant theological and hermeneutical skills through the execution of a substantial research-based project, capstone experience or piece of scholarship.

Follow on study

Admission

Admission dates

Admissions for first semester 2018 close on Friday 16 February 2018.
Admissions for second semester 2018 close on Friday 20 July 2018.

Admission criteria

Successful completion of an undergraduate degree, or an approved equivalent.

How to apply

How to Enrol

Course structure

The Master of Spiritual Direction consists of 180 points comprised of:

  • 60 points of Foundational units in the discipline of Spiritual Direction
  • 15 points of Foundational units in the discipline of Biblical Studies
  • 15 points of Foundational units in the discipline of Systematic Theology or in the discipline of Church History
  • 60 points of Elective or Praxis units in the disciplines of Spiritual Direction, Spirituality and Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies
  • Either one Capstone unit of at least 15 points in Spiritual Direction or a Research Essay of 30 points
  • Further Foundational, Elective, Praxis or Capstone units in the disciplines of Spiritual Direction and Spirituality.

Academic dress

Academic gown

Black Masters gown

Headwear

Black trencher

Hood

Stewart Blue

Where to get further information

Enquiry information